It goes without saying that Alaska is one of the most dangerous regions for commercial truck drivers. The roads can be treacherous due to the mountainous terrain and the icy weather, placing the truck driver and other motorists in danger of a serious truck accident. Even where the weather or road conditions are no concern, negligent or reckless truck drivers can also cause catastrophic injuries as the result of a serious accident. Get legal counsel from an Alaska injury attorney immediately if you are the victim of a truck accident. You deserve compensation and will need the experienced representation of an attorney to take on the trucking companies and their insurance.Establishing Liability for an Anchorage Truck Accident
Truck drivers and their companies can experience a rise in their insurance rates if they are found liable for a truck accident. As a result, they will probably put up a fight and deny liability for your accident and personal injury. In other cases, they may attempt to settle the situation outside of court, but offer you less compensation that your injuries and other damages deserve. Make sure that you do not fall victim to such tactics by hiring a lawyer from the offices of Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC. We have 75 years of combined legal experience and have what it takes to maximize your payout.Take Advantage of Our Free Consultation Today!
Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC is a highly successful firm, having recovered millions of dollars in damages for clients over the years. Our Alaska personal injury lawyers go the extra mile for our clients, studying every detail of their accident and their case in order to be fully prepared and to always be ahead of the defendant. No matter where you are or how difficult it may be to reach you, we will travel to meet with you and prepare the strongest possible claim. We serve Anchorage, Kodiak, and all of rural Alaska. Contact us today to learn more!
A semi-truck pulling an empty trailer has an average weight of around 35,000 pounds. When loaded, that truck and trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 or more. In a collision between a passenger vehicle weighing an average of 4,000 pounds and a semi-truck, the car always loses, and the injuries can be catastrophic or fatal.
Anyone injured in a collision with a truck or other commercial vehicle should take special note of “What To Do When Seriously Injured In Any Accident” and the information relating to “Car Accidents”. However, investigations of trucking accidents are usually far more involved than other motor vehicle accidents, and will often be investigated by a separate division of state law enforcement, specially trained and dedicated to investigating and dealing with large commercial vehicles. Similarly, issues of insurance coverage are often far more complicated because of the involvement of commercial liability insurers and their adjusters specifically trained to deal with commercial trucking claims. Also complicating matters is the fact that in collisions involving commercial trucking, there are often multiple possible defendants including the driver, employer, owner of the truck and/or trailer, and the manufacturers of the truck and trailer. As with any kind of motor vehicle collision, the injured person might also have a claim against the uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage provided by their own insurance policy.
Commercial vehicles often carry large amounts of insurance and the battles over liability and insurance coverages are often very hard fought between multiple companies. This also means that the injured person trying to make a claim will be facing multiple adversaries at each stage of the claims process.
The complexities of the claims and litigation process following a collision with a large truck or other commercial vehicle make it very important to have an attorney experienced in trucking claims and cases on your side. Attorney Doug Johnson has been handling serious injury and death claims from trucking accidents for over 25 years. He and his team have all of the resources and experience needed to make the process smoother for you and to obtain the fair compensation you and your family deserve. If you or a loved one has been involved in such an accident, call attorney Doug Johnson for a free consultation. (907) 277-0161.